BUSINESS

Businesses, agencies to close for holidays

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

End-of-year holidays will change operating schedules for area businesses and organizations.

The Sidney Daily News will not publish on Christmas. The newspaper offices will close to the public at 1 p.m. on Christmas Eve day. The deadline for obituary submissions on Dec. 24 will be noon. Those obituaries will appear online that day, but will not appear in print until Dec. 26. The regular 5 p.m. deadline for obituary submissions will apply on Dec. 25, for publication Dec. 26.

The Daily News office will be open until 5 p.m. on New Year's Eve and closed on New Year's Day. Regular obituary deadlines will apply. The paper will publish on Jan. 1.

The mid-week holidays of Christmas and New Year's Day will see all local agencies, government offices and banks closed on both days.

No trash or recycling collections will be made on either day and service will be delayed by one day for the rest of the weeks in which the holidays occur.

Closed on Christmas Eve day as well as on Christmas and New Year's Day will be Sidney city offices, all Shelby County Public libraries, the Senior Center, FISH and the Alpha Center, both of which will remain closed until Jan. 2, and the Ross Historical Center.

Other Christmas Eve closings are as follows:

At noon: most county offices, the U.S. Post Office, Gateway Arts Council galleries, which will remain closed until Dec. 27, First National Bank, Mutual Federal Savings Bank downtown branch, all branches of People's Federal Savings and Loan, Minster Bank and Osgood State Bank.

At 1 p.m.: Agape Distribution, which will remain closed until Jan. 2, Minster Bank at Wagner's IGA in Minster, and Mutual Federal Savings Bank at Kroger.

At 2 p.m.: Fifth Third Bank, U.S. Bank, PNC Bank and the Medicine Shoppe.

At 3 p.m.: YMCA, Chase Bank and Bunny's Pharmacy.

At 4 p.m.: Woody's Market.

At 6 p.m.: Kroger grocery and pharmacy, Sidney Foodtown, Sav-A-Lot, CVS pharmacy and Walmart pharmacy.

At 8 p.m.: Walmart retail store, which will reopen at 5 a.m. on Dec. 26.

At 10 p.m.: Walgreen's pharmacy, CVS retail store.

At midnight: Walgreen's retail store.

Bunny's Pharmacy will be open on Christmas Day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The CVS retail store will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Walgreen's retail store will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. All other banks, pharmacies and and grocery stores will be closed.

The Ross Historical Center, Sidney city offices, Shelby County offices, Shelby County libraries, the Senior Center, the YMCA, Gateway Arts Council galleries, the Medicine Shoppe, Bunny's Pharmacy, Woody's Market and all banks will be closed all day on New Year's Day.

Operating at regular hours on New Year's Eve day will be Sidney city offices, Shelby County offices, the Senior Center, People's Federal Savings and Loan, Chase Bank, Fifth Third Bank, U.S. Bank, Walmart, Sav-A-Lot, CVS Pharmacy and retail store, Walgreen's Pharmacy and retail store and the offices of the Sidney Daily News.

Closing at noon on Dec. 31 will be the U.S. Post Office and Osgood State Bank. The YMCA, First National Bank, Mutual Federal Savings Bank downtown branch, all branches of the Minster Bank and the Medicine Shoppe will close at 3 p.m.

Closing at 4 p.m. will be the Mutual Federal Savings Bank branch at Kroger, the Shelby County libraries and PNC bank. Closing at 5 p.m. will be Woody's Market and Bunny's Pharmacy. Walmart and Kroger pharmacies will close at 6 p.m. Sidney Foodtown will close at 7 p.m. Kroger grocery will close at 11 p.m. and open at 7 a.m. on Jan. 1.

On New Year's Day, Walmart and Sav-A-Lot will be open regular hours. Sidney Foodtown will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. CVS and Walmart pharmacies will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. CVS and Walgreen's retail stores will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Walgreen's pharmacy will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Kroger pharmacy will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.